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Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare autoinflammatory skin disease. Treatment is multifactorial, addressing inflammation, pain, underlying disease, if present, and the wound. Gentian violet has been used for hundreds of years in a variety of dermatologic conditions for its anti-inflammatory properties. This study aims to evaluate gentian violet in wound healing for pyoderma gangrenosum. We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with pyoderma gangrenosum treated with gentian violet at the Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Dermatology in the last 10 years. The primary outcome was clinical improvement. Of the 34 cases that met inclusion criteria, 70% improved with gentian violet, 24% had no documented change, 3% initially improved then worsened, and 3% had unclear results. Gentian violet is a safe and cheap treatment that may improve resolution of pyoderma gangrenosum lesions in addition to systemic therapy.
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Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a devastating neutrophilic dermatosis that may be associated with trauma or systemic diseases. The associations, characteristics, and temporal relationship of PG with hema...
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon but severe extra-intestinal manifestation (EIM) of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The incidence and risk factors for PG are disputed.
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare autoinflammatory skin condition that causes tissue destruction and subsequent painful ulcers. To date, there are no core domains or instruments for assessing PG sev...
Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody that is used for the treatment of certain malignancies and autoimmune conditions. Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare painful ulcer that can be fatal in some cases and ca...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether IFX-1 is safe and effective in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum.
The purpose of this research study is to see if Humira (adalimumab) is effective and safe in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum.
Subjects must be 18- 75 years old and have a history of both inflammatory bowels disease (Crohn's or ulcerative colitis) and pyoderma gangrenosum. This is a 6 month open label study of an...
This study is designed to investigate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of adalimumab in subjects in Japan with active ulcer(s) due to Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG).
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of Humira in the treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum.
A dye that is a mixture of violet rosanilinis with antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic properties.
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
An idiopathic, rapidly evolving, and severely debilitating disease occurring most commonly in association with chronic ulcerative colitis. It is characterized by the presence of boggy, purplish ulcers with undermined borders, appearing mostly on the legs. The majority of cases are in people between 40 and 60 years old. Its etiology is unknown.
The concurrent or retrospective review by practicing physicians or other health professionals of the quality and efficiency of patient care practices or services ordered or performed by other physicians or other health professionals (From The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988).
Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...
An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine are whole medical systems that did not fit with conventional medicine as they have completely different philosophies and ideas on the causes of disease, methods of diagnosis and approaches to treatment. Although often overlapping, co...